Nov 22

MotoGP: Rossi Ready To Rally In Monza

Valentino Rossi powers a Ford Fiesta RS WRC in the 2013 Monza RallyShow. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

powers a Ford Fiesta RS WRC in the 2013 . (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Valentino Rossi will be busy this weekend, participating in the 2013 Monza RallyShow, competing with rivals such as and .

The season may be over but the action continues for the riders, who keep themselves tuned and fit with an array of activities – many of them motor sport focused.

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Nov 22

Cars: 2014 Chevrolet Stingray Delivers True Supercar Performance

The all-new, seventh-generation 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. (Photo: Chevrolet)

The all-new, seventh-generation 2014 Stingray. (Photo: )

Like many car enthusiasts, I’ve spent much of the year in keen anticipation of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. I first saw one in the flesh at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector-Car Auction in January and it was clear that if nothing else, Chevrolet had a winning design to the new, seventh-generation Corvette, or , as it’s known.

Still, until you get behind the wheel, you don’t really know for sure whether that beauty goes beyond skin deep. I’m happy to report that in the case of the new Corvette, the beauty goes way, way beyond skin deep. In fact, Chevrolet has dialed up a true world-class sports car free of qualifiers. No longer does one describe the Corvette by saying, “It’s a great car, but …” It’s simply a great car.

The things people complained in Corvettes past — second-rate interiors, punishing ride, workmanship that was just adequate — those are all gone.

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Nov 22

F1: Rosberg Quickest Again As Rain Continues To Fall At Interlagos

Nico Rosberg drives during practice at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during practice at the circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg was fastest in the second practice for ′s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Friday, edging and his Red Bull teammate on a wet Interlagos track.

Vettel, who has already clinched his fourth straight F1 title, enters the finale with a chance to equal Michael Schumacher’s 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in the 1952 and 1953 seasons.

Rosberg timed 1 minute, 27.306 seconds in the afternoon session at the 4.3-kilometer (2.6-mile) track in Sao Paulo, .225 ahead of Vettel and .286 in front of Webber, who is competing in his last F1 race at the .

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Nov 22

F1: Johnnie Walker Releases Video Of Glass McLaren Car

Johnny Walker – a partner of the Vodafone Mercedes F1 Team – has released a 90-second film showing a race car made out of 1,750 whiskey glasses to help boost its Join The Pact campaign.

The short ad was inspired by the fragility of glass, beautiful and powerful, yet so easily shattered. It features a stunning CGI model of a McLaren F1 car and a breathtaking crash scene at 300 frames per second.

“Staying in control is what matters in racing,” said two-time F1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen. “Split second decisions are the difference between finishing first and finishing last — or not finishing at all.

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Nov 22

F1: Rosberg Leads Mercedes One-Two In First Interlagos Practice

Nico Rosberg looks on before practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

looks on before practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and led the way in the first practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Rosberg set his fastest lap of 1:24.781 early in the damp 90-minute session and as conditions worsened, no driver was able to bump the German from the top spot. Hamilton finished the session 0.449 seconds off the pace in second.

Four-time World Champion ’s late surge bumped him into third, pushing and down into fourth and fifth, respectively. Vettel’s Red Bull teammate, , posted the sixth-quickest time.

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